Collections of great TV shows can be a wonderful gift for superfans who want to stock up on their favorites. It can also be a great way to give (or get) something that you can enjoy together. Check out these titles for some familiar and lesser known titles that are available on DVD in 2011.
Common Sense Media review
; 2011 TV series, DVD collections released in May and Aug. 2011
's simple, contrasting animation lends itself nicely to the show's style, which uses physical interplay and gestures rather than verbal exchanges between the characters to tell a story. The narrator speaks directly to Pocoyo, asking questions and offering encouragement, and he engages kids in the story by asking for their input as well. Preschoolers will relate to Pocoyo's imaginative curiosity about the world, as well as his less admirable qualities like selfishness, jealousy, and frustration, which often cause problems between him and his friends. In each story, he's faced with a situation that causes him to address one of these traits, and he must figure out a way to overcome it and retain his relationship with his pals in the process. Need another reason to like it? Each segment is less than 10 minutes long, making it easy for parents to keep their preschoolers' TV time to a minimum.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars by CSM